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Academic background

Mariska Ronteltap holds a Masters' degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland. She also has a university teaching qualification (UTQ) from the TU Delft.

Mariska is involved in research (>2500 citations, h-index > 20) and education on MSc level (mentored >40 students) and PhD level (co-promoted 3 research fellows) and several online courses, and has been part of research and capacity building projects for both the public and private sector, all in the field of sanitary engineering / sanitation.

Research interests

Main fields of expertise / interest cover:

  • Sustainable sanitation, resource oriented sanitation
  • Sanitary engineering
  • Nutrient recovery, energy and water saving and reuse
  • Sanitation in urban slum areas
  • Faecal sludge management
  • Treatment of source separated urine
  • Sanitation linked to food security
  • PFAS removal

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, ETH Zürich

Master's degree, Wageningen University & Research

External positions

Senior Process Technologist and Wastewater Technology Innovator, Delfland Water Authority (Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland)


  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • sanitation
  • treatment


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